As we were all home during the pandemic many of us took the opportunity to make improvements to our home. Our church home also needs our help. The wall containing the Rose Window behind the balcony needs some TLC (Tender Lutheran Care).
The north sanctuary gable, adjacent to the rose window, is crumbling. This could lead to significant damage to the stained-glass window, creating substantial costs in the future. The Buildings and Grounds Board including Tim Drinkwater, Steve Shulta, Terry Ryan, Wade Stottler and Jack Kislia are asking for special project donations to investigate the causes of the deterioration and begin initial repairs to the exterior of the building.
The First Lutheran Endowment Foundation has generously offered to match any funds raised by the congregation up to $25,000! Our goal is to raise the $25,000 for the re-pairs by the end of this year. So far, we have received $6,638 toward this goal. Thank you for your continued generosity and support for First Lutheran Church. Together we can raise the funds needed – just as the wall was built – brick by brick.
We will be holding a Rose Party on October 24th during the connection time between Sunday services. Come along to learn more, buy a rose and support this important project!